The EKOEXCEL Programme Tagged a Game
Changer in Primary Education.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, lauded the EKOEXCEL programme introduced in all public primary schools in Lagos State in 2019, saying it is changing the learning outcomes in schools.
“One of the game-changers in the education development plan of our administration is the EKOEXCEL programme designed to support teachers to achieve better learning outcomes across all our public primary schools. The EKOEXCEL 2020-2021 End line Fluency and Numeracy Evaluation has further justified the huge investment and affirmed the strategic interventions and impacts.”
– Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Executive Governor Of Lagos State
Solutions To Learning Poverty
2019 Nobel Prize-winning economist, Professor Michael Kremer’s ground-breaking study announcing learning gains among the largest ever measured in international education. The impact of the methodology, underpinning EKOEXCEL, is among the greatest of any rigorously studied intervention in emerging markets.
EKOEXCEL Pupils Shine at the National Common Entrance Examination
EKOEXCEL, the innovative digital initiative launched by the Lagos State Government in 2019 to transform public primary schools, has continued to record impressive results, with three pupils from the state excelling in the recent National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE).
The National Common Entrance Examination, NCEE, is for admission into the first year of Junior Secondary School, JSS 1, of federal unity colleges, administered to final year pupils of primary schools.
The EKOEXCEL programme tracked the performance of Lagos pupils transiting to secondary schools in high stakes examinations, particularly the 2022 NCEE and 2021-22 Mock Common Entrance Examinations (MCEE), indicating that EKOEXCEL pupils had excellent scores.
While the overall best student in the NCEE conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) scored 201 out of 210, three pupils of Lagos public primary schools were just five points behind. Ayomide Daniel Ajayi of Hussey Military Yaba, scored 198, Damilola Basit Araba of the same school had 197, and Deborah Ugbaha of St Georges Girls, Ikoyi, scored 196.